Put Your Best Foot Forward with Chic Footwear Brand Calla Shoes

After a slightly surreal lockdown summer, many of us are beginning to return to the office and everyday life, in fact, we’ve gotten so used to wearing loungewear that our collection of soft tailoring is most definitely collecting dust. Oh, how we’ve missed slipping on a pair of heels, wearing a red lip and dressing up for a meeting. You don’t always appreciate those little life moments until they’re taken away from you, we did a little jump for joy when Starbucks reopened! 

With the new season just around the corner, the YCB fashion team are excited to ditch the sweats and say hello to a few new staple pieces to see us through the end of summer and into the autumn months. Is it too soon to be excited for ankle boots and hot chocolate? We don’t think so!

One brand firmly on our radar is Calla, a chic footwear label founded by Jennifer Bailey. What makes Calla different? They’re designed for ladies just like us who suffer with pesky bunions. Unfortunately, we’re no stranger to bunions, and, did you know an estimated 30% of women in the UK suffer with them? That’s almost one third of the female population, who are undoubtedly suffering with uncomfortable shoes and the side effects of this common issue.

Thankfully, Calla Shoes deliver on both style and comfort for bunion sufferers, so you can say goodbye to painful feet! Developed with a team of podiatrists, all Calla’s shoes are lovingly handmade in Portugal by a team of talented shoe masters. Enjoy a wide fit, hidden stretch panels, luxurious materials and arch support. 

We’ve picked out some of our favourite styles to end the summer and take you into the cooler months, credit cards at the ready…

Ava

This court shoe is simply perfect for the office. The kitten heel makes Ava the ideal daytime to post-work drinks shoe, versatile yet elegant. Style with a pleated chiffon midi skirt and blouse, or team with your favourite suit co-ord for your next work meeting. The Ava comes in in a range of shades including navy, fuchsia, black and wine but our favourite has to be the blush suede. Neutral heaven!

Suki

Every woman needs Suki in her wardrobe, a capsule staple, Suki offers the perfect heel height for all occasions. Whether it’s drinks with the girls, your best friend’s wedding, a fancy dinner or day in the city. For a casual look, team with skinny jeans, and oversized crisp white shirt and fedora hat. Available in black suede or white leather…we’re tempted by both! 

Laura 

We’re keeping our fingers crossed for a warm September and October, so with this in mind, our sandals are going to need a major upgrade. We adore the Laura style from Calla, created with comfort in mind, the beautiful tan leather is soft and luxurious. Just what we need for a busy day running errands in the city and grabbing our morning coffees. Prefer a little bling to go with your outfit? Laura is also available in gold for the perfect holiday style, we’re still dreaming of a late summer getaway…

Chelsea

These boots are made for walking…and with bunions in tow. In all seriousness, we think we’ve found the ultimate ankle boot. This is without a doubt, a new season must-have, and the whole YCB team is drooling over these Chelsea tan leather boots. Perfect for almost any occasion, you can team these beauties with a flowy maxi for a festival look, or with your favourite pair of denim for casual daytime attire. Who says you can’t look stylish in cold weather? These shoes have us almost willing to give up those dreamy summer evenings, ok, we might be ready for autumn now!

Shop the full-range of bunion-friendly footwear at callashoes.co.uk happy shopping ladies!

Tilly-Jayne Kidman

Tilly is a graduate in fashion marketing and currently works in social media. She writes for various publications including the Huffington Post as well as her own fashion and lifestyle blog tillyjayne.com. In her spare time she's usually wandering around her home city of Cambridge, making travel plans or finding a new restaurant to try out.

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